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Merseyside Open Singles Boccia Tournament 2019

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Date/Time:
Sunday 21 July 10.00am - 5.00pm

The tournament will use the following DSE profile system; people with the profiles stated in the groups will compete against each other. Along with the profile numbers an indication of the required functional ability is also given. The corresponding Cerebral Palsy Sport Classification is also stated.

Group BC1
BISFED Class 1 plus BISFED Class 2 athlete who chooses to push the ball with their foot plus DSE. Profiles 1,2,3,5 with CP who meet the functional criteria.

Group BC2
BISFED Class 2 upper player plus DSE Profiles 1,2,3,5,12a,12b, (playing in a wheelchair), 31(playing in a wheelchair), with CP who meet the functional criteria.

Group BC3
This is the class for all ramp players. BISFED Class 1 players who do not have the ability to pick up and/or throw the ball consistently past the V line and conform to other listed criteria for ramp players. Also played by wheelchair athletes with severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs of non-cerebral origin or degenerative condition. The athlete has insufficient strength & co ordination to grasp & release a boccia ball & /or propel it consistently past the V line on to the court. May include DSE profiles 1,2,4 & 21 (playing in a wheelchair) who meet the functional criteria.                                   

Group BC4
Wheelchair athletes with severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs of non-cerebral origin or degenerative cerebral origin. Active range of movement is poor. The athlete will demonstrate poor strength or severe lack of co- ordination combined with poor dynamic trunk control. The use of arm(s) or head thrust is needed to return to an upright sitting position after a balance disturbance e.g. throw. The athlete is able to demonstrate sufficient dexterity to manipulate and throw a boccia ball consistently past the V line into court. However, poor control of grasp and release will be evident. Poor timing or lack of follow through may be evident.  A “pendulum swing” is often seen instead of an overhand throw. The athlete may be able to propel a wheelchair but rapid movement may not be possible. Athletes with the following diagnosis fitting the description above may be eligible – Friedrich’s Ataxia, Muscular Dystrophy – proximal strength of less than 3/5, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal cord lesions – C5 complete & above, Spina Bifida – combined with upper extremity involvement, & other similar conditions which result in poor strength & co-ordination problems. May include DSE profiles 1,2,4,5,12 (in a wheelchair), 31 (in a wheelchair) who meet the functional criteria.

Group BC5
 Players with slight impairment in the throwing limb who may be from DSE profiles 3,4,6,21,22,25,26,31 and who uses a wheelchairfor every day needs

Group BC6
Players with minimal or no impairment in the throwing limb who may be from DSE profiles 3,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,38.

Group BG7
Players with minimal or no impairment in the throwing limb who may be from DSE profiles 36, 37a & 37b – visually impaired category.

Group BG8
Athletes with minimal or no impairment in the throwing limb who may be from DSE profiles 39 (player with a learning disability)     

If you do not have a profile number look at the above groups and pick the description that is most applicable to you.

There will be medals awarded to the 1stand 2nd in each group.

The entry fee is £10 per competitor, cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Project

If you need any further information please contact Steve Sullivan on 0151 280 7757 or 07835537292

The event is open to all disabled people from any area.

Download an application form